Sunday, October 9, 2011

I LOVE blogs, October and Kindergarten!

My friend and awesome co-worker Jill is always sending me the BEST blogs to check out. I consider myself pretty computer savvy but was completely in the dark about how addictive blogs could be until she started sending me all sorts of blogs to check out. Now...I'm addicted. There are so many awesome ideas out there! Teachers are so creative!!

I've been teaching since 1998. I started by teaching Title Math for 2 years, then moved to 1st grade for 7 years. My school district decided to try all day kindergarten and I jumped at the chance to teach it! This is my 5th year in kindergarten. I am truly Inspired by 5 years olds, just like my blog title says....more on that later.

I love the colors of Halloween! Fall has pretty colors too...but I love the colors of Halloween! Purple, pink, funky green, it! I also love doing Halloween projects at school. Spiders, bats, owls, mummies, monsters (cute ones of course), and pumpkins...of course!

The Story of Jack is one of my favorites because we get to read the story using lots of expression. We practice using our "interesting" voices as we read and re-read the story. We read it together in our book, build it in our pocket chart, and also create our own books for more practice. It's so fun to listen to them and they realize how fun they can make a book just by changing their voice!

Click on the picture below to go to my TPT site and get this pack for free!



  1. Blogging is SO much fun! So glad I stumbled on yours--I can tell you're going to have lots of cute stuff to share. :) I'm glad to be your first follower!

    Ms. Preppy's Adventures in Primary and Polka Dots

  2. Wow! You've been teaching kindergarten for a long time. I can see that you're enjoying it. Keep it up! If you need any tips or guidance with your kids, our team at is always ready to help.